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FOX
Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
slowing down travelers at some of the nation's busiest airports. yesterday alone the faa said there were more than 400 flight delays nationwide. 47,000 faa workers must take furlough days, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, losing one day of work every other week. that's a 10% reduction in staffing. >> when 70% of your budget of your operating budget is personnel, you cannot avoid when the cuts are as deep as they are in the sequester, the kinds of actions that are taken. >> today the transportation department says it's considering a request from the airline industry to temporarily suspend the delay rule in light of these furloughs. that rule prohibits airlines from keeping passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours. here in the bay area, an average of three air traffic controllers are scheduled to be furloughed in san francisco, oakland and san jose. officials say so far they haven't seen significant delays due to the furloughs here. however, the faa tells us los angeles international experienced delays of more than three hours for some arriving flights last night an
CBS
Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
faa furloughs triggered by budget cuts. >> reporter: yeah, juliette. this thing has been threatened for the past several weeks now. the faa over the weekend going ahead and instituting the sequestration cutbacks. essentially, this means about a 10% reduction for all the faa controllers around the country. so we checked with the airport duty manager at sfo,. he says no significant cancellations or delays in the bay area but they had problems at los angeles international airport yesterday. of course, that was the first day that the sequestration cutbacks went in and they were experiencing two-hour delays. so what does this mean? we talked to mario ianello who flies lot between l.a. and san francisco. is otr inconvenience for travelers. >> are you worried about any of this sequestration might cancel or delay one of your flights? >> not really. well, i'm more concerned about with the way the airline industry has been now -- i think they -- they have, uhm, made their flights either so full and cut back on flights, i think that's affected more of the schedule than really the air traffic c
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